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"Poll: Low opinion of TSA"
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
UPI Poll: Low Opinion Of TSA
United Press International (UPI)
The Transportation Security Agency, which handles U.S. airport security and
screening, gets low marks from participants in the UPI-Zogby International
Only 3.6 percent of the 5,932 U.S. residents participating in the latest
poll gave TSA a "very favorable" rating. More than one-third -- 34.1 percent
-- considered the agency "somewhat" favorably. But 35.9 percent have a
"somewhat unfavorable" view of the TSA and 19.8 percent see it "very
Poll participants were asked how often they used U.S. commercial airlines.
By cross-referencing data the most experienced flyers showed a lower opinion
of TSA. Of the most frequent flyers -- those who have flown more than six
times in the past year -- 29.6 percent had "very unfavorable" feelings about
the agency and 37.1 percent gave "somewhat unfavorable" as an answer.
Some members of the U.S. Congress want TSA employees to have labor rights
like those of other U.S. government employees. The Bush administration said
the agency needs additional flexibility in hiring and firing. A plurality of
poll participants -- 45.7 percent -- agreed with the White House while 37.4
percent said the TSA workers should be given the rights of other federal
The Zogby interactive poll was conducted April 13-16 and has a margin of
error of 1.3 percentage points.
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